Mom Series: Last-Minute School Supplies For Little Scholars

Mom Series: Last-Minute School Supplies For Little Scholars

Posted on Aug 23 2021 Posted in  Deals & Flash Sales, Merchant Spotlight
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Mom Series: Last-Minute School Supplies For Little Scholars

The moment my oldest daughter has been waiting for since March 2020 has finally come—she is returning back to the classroom as a first grader for in-person learning! While it’s been great having her home with me, like anyone, we’ve had our fair share of challenges over the past year. I’m eager for her to get back into the world and make new friends, as well as be involved in hands-on learning experiences once again.

As the big day nears, making sure she has everything she needs to make strides this year is my top priority. Right now, you can score up to 4% cash back online at Office Depot® and OfficeMax® and enjoy free next-business-day shipping on qualifying $45 purchases. You can also opt for free in-store and curbside pickup, both of which promise your order ready within 30 minutes.

If your child's list is anything like mine below, then you're in for some fantastic deals!

 1 pack of pencils

Skip the step of sharpening up their writing instruments when you order this box of pre-sharpened yellow pencils. It contains 144 #2 pencils (ideal for test-taking!) and doubles as a pencil dispenser. Save 20% on your purchase today with code DMX35.

 1 glue stick

Only one, teach? I'm scooping up a 6-pack of Elmer's Washable Disappearing Purple Glue Sticks for only $3.99. First graders will be hands-deep in messy art projects all year long, so my daughter will definitely need more. Plus, this pack comes with two bonus sticks in case the others go missing. (Elmer's knows how it is.)

 1 yellow highlighter

Score this 5-pack of easy-grip yellow highlighters from BIC for only $2.49. One Brite Liner will go to your little scholar, the rest Mommy keeps. *winks*

 1 pack of dry-erase markers

Let your child’s imagination run wild with these colorful EXPO dry-erase markers. They'll make any kid excited to go to the board and solve a problem. Order an 8-pack today for $14.19 and snag 20% off with code DMX35.

 1 pencil case

Staying organized has never looked so cute. This rainbow tie-dye pencil pouch made of plush fur is perfect for keeping everything in one place -- and it's a steal at $6.09.

 1 roll of paper towels

Let’s face it—your child is going to need a lot more than just one roll to get through those accidental spills and messes at school. Stay ahead of the game and nab Bounty’s 12-pack of paper towel rolls for just $13.59.

 1 box of tissues

Now more than ever, having tissues on hand is a must. Send your little ones off with Kleenex tissues so they’re always prepared for life's sneezes. A 6-pack is now available for $13.19 and eligible for 20% off.

 1 pack of baby wipes

I rely on Seventh Generation's Free & Clear unscented baby wipes all the time, and the kiddos will, too. They'll learn to keep their work area at school squeaky clean, satisfying their teachers and making Mom proud.

 Optional - personal headset for Google Chromebook

Before, my daughter would constantly complain about how much her headphones bothered her. Since wireless earbuds aren’t exactly suitable for young children, these adorable over-the-head fleece headphones are a great option! Not only are they cute and affordable, but you can rest assured your child will feel comfortable while working on their lessons.

Although teachers suggest only one of each item, I’ve learned from experience that children can lose, damage or use up their supplies rather quickly! So, buying in bulk is a smart money-saving tip when it comes to shopping for back-to-school items.


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Editor's Note: Promos were correct at time of publication.

Photograph of the blog author, Dominique Vinas.

by Dominique Vinas

Dominique Vinas is the online reputation coordinator at After earning her communications degree, she worked in event planning for a non-profit women's rights agency and marketing for furnished apartment rentals before coming to TopCashback, where she wears many hats in the customer care/digital marketing space. This mom of two has her hands full, but the excitement is what keeps her going.

BlueigotSeptember 1 2021, 17:48 Most of your kids school supplies list are on my son’S too.
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